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at the first presidential debate president obama and mitt romney hit each other on the economy, health care and role of government in american's lives. >> the federal government has the capacity to help open up opportunity and create ladders of opportunity and create frame works where the american people can succeed. >> what we're seeing right now in my view a trickle down government approach which has government thinking it can do a better job than free people pursuing their dreams and it's not working. >> border violence, tensions ratchet up in the middle east as turkey and syria exchange fire in deadly clashes along their shared border. >> season for the ages. miguel cabrera, baseball's first
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triple crown winner in 45 years. this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, october 4, good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. today both president obama and mitt romney return to the campaign trail following last night's debate in denver. as expected the economy dominated their first one on one showdown. romney came out swinging as the candidates argued tax policy, budget deficit and health care and looks like the aggressive approach may have paid off for the republican challenger. a poll shows romney made strides. we go to denver first. >> reporter: terrell, good morning. seems like mitt romney may have received that boost he was hoping for after putting the president on the defensive for much of the night. romney lauded his own accomplishments as governor of to highlight the failed promises
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of the obama administration. the first presidential debate started with a hand shake and a romantic moment. >> 20 years ago i became the luckyiest man onarth because michelle obama agreed to married me. >> congratulations. >> reporter: that was the last touching moment of the night. >> everything he said about my tax plan is inaccurate. the tax plan he described is the tax plan i was asked to support i would say absolutely not. >> he's been running on this tax plan, and now five weeks before the election he's saying that his big bold idea is never mind. >> reporter: the theme of the debate for president obama appeared to be romney's planning lacked specifics. >> the reason that governor romney is keeping all these plans to replace secret because they are too good? >> reporter: mitt romney spent most of the night attacking the president's record.
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>> you said you would cut the deficit in half. it's four years later. >> reporter: romney came into the debate trailing in the polls but that could change. >> any time a challenger stands on the stage with a president in the first debate they tend to get some bounce after that. i expect that could happen here. >> reporter: the romney campaign believes the governor scored a knockout. >> i believe romney was the clear winner of this debate. if it was a boxing match it would have been called. >> reporter: a poll shows romney was the overwhelming winner. 46% of the people say romney won the debate while 22% said the president had the ge. romney helped his image with voters. 63% feel he cares about their needs and problems. and 60% like romney better after watching his performance. but jim lehrer might not feel the same way. >> i'm sorry, jim, i'm going to
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stop the subcy die to pbs and some other thing. i like big bird and you too. i'm not going to keep spending money to brother money from china to pay for it again. >> reporter: the two men will square off again on october 16th. vice presidential candidates square off next week on thursday. >> thank you so much. you just mentioned it vice presidential candidates joe biden and paul ryan holding their debate one week from today. overseas now an escalating violence between turkey and syria. overnight turkey launched border strikes into syria. several syrian soldiers have been killed. artillery attacks were
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retaliati retaliation. nato held an emergency meeting to asking syria to end the violations of international law. >> reporter: turkey took action against syria after a deadly shelling. among the dead a 6-year-old boy. several people were also injured including a police officer. turkey says it retaliated in points in syria detected with radar. the united states is in contact with turkish officials. >> it's a very dangerous situation. all responsible nations need to band together to persuade the assad regime to have a cease-fire. >> reporter: parts of the syrian city of lipo laid in rubles. syrian state tv said three suicide bombers detonated cars packed with explosives killing 34 people. three blasts went off within minutes of each other near
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military officer's club pap fourth struck near the chamber of commerce. the city has become one of the biggest battlegrounds in the 18 month fight between rebels and government forces. syria's parliament condemned the bombings referring to the rebels as terrorists trying to out of president bashir al assad. lipo has seen intense fighting but been rarely the target of suicide attacks. the kploegs triggered panic among some residents who just want the conflict to end. >> it's been three weeks since the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya was attacked. four americans were killed. there are questions and criticism of the u.s. response to the attack. congress is opening its own investigation. at the state department margaret brennan reports secretary clinton promises a full accounting. >> reporter: were there requests
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for increase in security in been gazay and did your office reject those requests? >> let me start by cautioning everyone against seizing on any single statement or piece of information to draw a final conclusion. over the course of this review there will naturally be a number of statements made, some of it -- some of which will be borne out and some of which will not. >> reporter: clinton and her aides have consistently pointed to intelligence reports that indicated there was no threat to the u.s. mission, and that it was intelligence agencies that initially said the attack was sparked by a spontaneous demonstration. >> i am aware too that many people are eager for answers. so am i, margaret and no one wants the answers more than we do here at the department. >> reporter: senior aides are handing over emails and paper work to congressional investigators who want to know
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who knew about the security situation in benghazi. the state department's own five person review board begins this week. margaret brennan, cbs news the state department. >> health officials believe a deadly outbreak of a rare form of meninigitis may be linked to a destroyed injection for backs. it not contagious. coming up on this morning news, facebook. if you want your facebook page to get more attention you may have to start paying for it. what's this all about? ashley morrison explains right after this. i earn twice as much with double extrabucks rewards. that's two times the rewards! yeah, that's what double is. i know. i was agreeing with you.
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petroleum complex in the nation. no one was hurt and no hazardous emissions were reported. cbs money watch time. problems at other refineries are driving up gas prices for some americans. your friends could soon be jockeying position on your facebook feed. break it down for us ashley. >> reporter: good morning. drivers on both coasts are wondering why they are paying more at the pump than other americans. gas prices in california are 45 cents higher than the national average while prices in new york, new hampshire and connecticut are about 40 sense higher than a year ago. analysts blame the higher costs on reduced production at several refineries. the cost of oil saw its steepest decline since may. prices fell below $90 a barrel. the price drop can be attributed to the slowing economy in china. overseas markets edged up ahead. tokyo's nikkei gained 1%
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snapping a four session losing streak while hong kong's hang seng anticipated ad fraction. today the labor department releases the weekly unemployment numbers. on friday we'll get the september jobs report. stocks on wall street inched higher. the dow added 12 points while the nasdaq gained 15. one market loser was hewlett packard. shares of hp fell 13% after ceo meg whitman said she expects the company to continue to struggle over the next few years. hershey is getting socially conscious. they are pledging to use only certified coco in all its chocolate products by the year 20. hershey was criticized by activity jafts saying it was the only major chocolate producer not committed to using the fair
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degrees. let's check your national forecast. dense fog and light rain will stretch from the mid-atlantic region into coastal new england. a stalled front will bring showers and thunderstorms from northern florida to carolinas. break out the blower. parts of minnesota and north dakota could get as much as four inches of snow. here we go. in sports the tigers miguel cabrera joined the baseball great of ted williams and mickey mantle. he got the triple crown. cabrera getting a standing o when he was taken out of the game. he's the first triple crown winner since 1967. last national league winner was joe midwick back in 1937. a pair of homers helping the bronx bombers destroy the white
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sox 13-2. the yanks had 245 home runs. the orioles use. new york wins the american league east. electric in oakland. they rallied from four runs down to beat the rangers and do until probable win the american league west for the first time since 2006. the a's came from a 13 game division deficit. the rangers face a one game playoff wild card game. forget the race for the white house. this is teddy roosevelt, george washington, thomas jefferson and abe lincoln. sprinting around the park during the national game on wednesday. a mascot knocked everybody down. after losing 500 times since 2006, teddy roosevelt wins for
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the first time. just like that. when we come back the search is over. a woman caught on camera breaking the law by riding a manatee has surrendered.
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here's a look at the weather in some cities around the country. in d.c. thunderstorms 82 degrees. sunny in atlanta 84. 82 degrees in st. louis. 54 in denver. partly sunny skies in seattle, 65. with millions of americans tuning in to watch last night's debate you might expect the candidates to be edgy but check out what mitt romney was up to before he took the stage. romney watched as three his grandsons and his sons by the way played jinga. that can be pretty intense. last year sales of dietary
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supplements totals $20 million. now some may have misleading labels. >> reporter: the report found that 20% of supplements had labels that claim to treat a disease and that's illegal. for example the government says this label for a product containing vitamins and a compound called dim complex is legal because it claims to boost until immune system and boost overall health but doesn't say it treats a specific disease. this label containing algae and another herb claims it treats diseases is illegal. >> this report raises questions to whichhe extent these claims are truthful and not misleading. fda doesn't have the ability to look at the substantiation behind the claims. there's no way tore them or consumers to know whether or not the claims are truthful. >> reporter: the fda has only
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limited power to regulate supplements because federal law classifies them as food not drugs. when it comes to proof, supplement makers are only required to say research has been done. they are not required to show it to the fda. the natural products association, the main trade group of the supplement industry issued a statement saying this small sample of supplements shouldn't smear the entire industry. the investigators looked at 127 supplements claiming to boost the immune system or help with weight loss. none met all of the fda's recommendationses for proving the products actually worked. a woman accused of riding a manatee has turned herself in. on sunday a bystander snapped a photo of the woman. after a statewide search, gutierrez surrendered on tuesday. she said she didn't know she broke the law.
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the big guy won yesterday, so cool. beverly farmer is in for monika samtani. she'll have timesaver traffic. howard has the start on the forecast. good morning, my friend. today will finish much better than it's starting. we have a few clouds, showers out early but it's going to be a much better afternoon and evening and a beautiful friday. of course some changes over the weekend. here's a look at your day planner on this thursday morning friday eve if you like. for some it's the last day of the week. nice long columbus day holiday weekend. 76 by noon with mostly cloudy skies. partly sunny for the afternoon. high 81 with a drive home temp of 77. we're already 71 degrees. won't take that much to get 10 degrees out of the daytime heating. this morning you'll notice the light to moderate rain showers from new york state all the way back into the western areas of north and south carolina and closer to home, this is all still west of the immediate metro. just about to frederick right now, hagerstown, down i-81 we
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have the scattered showers. maybe heavier rain here. more moderate shower toward berryville and to far western fauquier county coming out of the sperryville area. a few heavier showers south and west of fredricksburg. all of this is lifting north. unfortunately some of our morning commute is going to be impacted by this but it looks as i said only for a few hours and a much better afternoon. temps in the 60s and 70s. let's go to beverly farmer at 4:27 with timesaver traffic. good morning, howard. better conditions as far as the roadways are concerned. visibility still have to deal with some patchy fog out there and have to deal with the crash on northbound 270 north of route 80 urbana. we're looking here in hyattstown where the pace looks good. visibility so much better than yesterday. northbound crash a jackknifed tractor-trailer near route 80 now on the shoulder. a little bit after distraction out of frederick but lanes open
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southbound. overnight roads should be cleared south of 85. the rest of the trip east on 66 overnight road work approaching the beltway should be pulling out of your path you but -- path but the ride in from front royal, falls church, accident free. 95, 395 corridors overnight road work coming out of fredricksburg into stafford should be clearing up and 395 open beltway up toward the 14th street bridge in good shape. back to you. >> thank you, beverly. president obama and mitt romney squared off in the first presidential debate. both had differences on a variety of issues, including taxes, the deficit, health care and medicare. >> mitt romney said the. has been misrepresenting his plans for what he would do. the president said romney hasn't given any specifics so no one would know what he would do. bigad shaban has more. >> reporter: the first presidential debate started with a hand shake and a romantic moment. >> 20 years ago i became the luckiest man on earth because michele obama agreed to marry
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me. >> congratulations, mr. president, on your anniversary. i'm sure this is the most romantic place you could imagine here with me. >> everything you said about my tax plan is inaccurate. if the plan he described were a tax plan i was asked to support, i would say absolutely not. i'm not looking for a $5 trillion tax cut. >> for 18 months you've been running on this tax plan. now five weeks before the election, he's saying that his big bold idea is never mind. >> the theme of the debate for president obama appeared to be that romney's plans lack specifics. >> the reason that governor romney is keeping all these plans to replace secret because they're too good. >> mitt romney spent most of the night attacking the president's record. >> you've been president for four years. you said you cut the deficit in half. we still have a trillion dollar deficit. >> mitt romney came into the debate trailing in the polls but that could change after last night's performance. >> any time a challenger stands
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